This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
These lists may start empty but as always: add your items.
Put in what you consider a bargain, tell us how much you paid and the place you got it from. Bargains can be thrift store finds or any second-hand purchases or discounted games bought new. Don't forget to add your encounters with the Thrift Store Irritant Squad™ and any other embellishments in order to make it even more interesting.
Our GeekGuild: The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters. Enter the halls of thriftdom at your own risk. Do mind the stacks of prized games. Don't mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze. Be sure to bow before our King, EvilTimmy I, and pay your due respects to last year's King, Blackwind I. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/193
The Order's Anthem: Sing along with our thrifty theme song...
- The Thrifty Lottery -
The numbers 13 and 160 are the winning tickets in the first Thrifty Lottery ever held. Congratulations to earthboot and irishalum1989 who are the winners of one shiny coin each. The winnings have been added as tips to the corresponding listed items on last week's list.
This week there's another Thrifty Lottery with two coins up for grabs. To all of you again... Good hunting. Good luck!
... I saw that game, it wasn't in the game section when I looked through it, so it must have been added after I got through the junk already present. Not something that would make a great game, usually the movie-based franchise are crap as far as a game. However, just for the theme, I picked it up out of nostalgia!
Turns out it's missing one card (I have to double check to be certain and to identify what type of card is missing).
But for 0.99$ it's worth the smile it bring me!
Now, that was the end of the thrifting for the day. We were talking about getting a dog for the last few months, so I asked the kids and my wife if they wanted to go see the dogs at the Petshop. Bad move! Whatever I saved in thrifting, I spent on the dog we got! We were expecting to only look at them, but turns out my wife found one she liked (she's allergic, so only some pure-breeds would be a good fit).
But we found a nice looking Shih Tzu (?)- Bichon crossbreed, who is very quiet (a bit too much). At 350$, it's not a thrift find, but a nice E.T. for our house!
To say that I'm a dog-lover, would be a lie, I used to hate dogs until a few years ago, so it's one for the kids (I will probably end up being the one who the dog loves the most, like all other animals we had!)
$2.25 @ Unique. Box is hammered and I didn't have to check to know that the minis were either missing or busted [no plastic rattling about in the box] but there are a billion cards and the board and directions are in like new shape. I figured that there are enough cards to play here [and minis are easily replaced with something way cooler than what was in this box] or that I'll make a whole lot of people's days by parting out the cards to help folks complete a set.
Plus, as someone mentioned previously, you can never have enough dungeon crawls.
$2.50. I now have a 2nd complete copy plus some parts. Dan, if you still need them, I'll drop these original instructions in the mail to you shortly. Just give me the heads-up that you still want 'em. No dice on the football though...
And, finally, St. Vincent de Paul, Patron Saint of Thrifters has smiled upon me with a long OOP game in punched but utterly superb condition for $3 that I've wanted for quite a while [though it wasn't at a SVdP store; this came from a local thrift]. I'm hoping it's complete. Between the billion chits and cards, I'm not exactly hopeful but it appears to have no serious deficiencies (rules, boards, minis all here and there are a mountain of cards and chits floating around in the box) at this point. Even the minis are in great shape.
Best part? Only game in the store that the tape monkeys didn't touch. At all.
EDIT: it even came with a pair of nice tweezers in the box with which one can move the chits.
EDIT2: Aaaand...it's complete! I know this may not be the best of the old GW titles, but it is, as far as I'm concerned, Talisman with Guns [tm], which is pretty damn cool in my book...
I picked this up for 99¢ at St Vincent de Paul in Shoreline WA. Unfortunately, it appears that the rules were composed in color then printed in black. I'm not saying this is a Xerox of the rules; I think the publisher did it. I believe I can figure out all the rules, despite most of the black pieces being invisible in the diagrams. It looks to be too simple, but maybe it's okay. I'll see if someone wants to play it at the club tomorrow night.
Not a thrift store find but a great "find" none the less
Was over at a friend’s house last night playing Napoleon at Leipzig 2nd Ed. He was playing the allies. I was the Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys…….errr…… The French
It was his turn so I was looking at his collection of games. There, sitting between Acquire and Feudal was…….. Could it possible be……..
Now I have been over to his house many times. Many other gamers have been there as well. For years it has sat on the shelf in plain sight. I was just blown away! Could this possible be the "Holy Grail" of 3M games? Of course it was! First run, 1965!
My first instinct was to ask him how much he wanted for it!
But of course he is a good friend so instead I told him what he had. How great was that collection of 3M games he picked up 15 years ago for next to nothing! I was smiling the rest of the evening! Partly from kicking his butt in the game but also looking forward to how much it will bring on eBay!